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Life Inside August 26
“Sudden cardiac death,” is the cause listed on my uncle Bryan’s death certificate. But it didn’t feel sudden at all — not when you factor in his underlying mental and physical health problems, years of poor prison medical care and the fact that he caught COVID-19 in his Arizona jail.
Death Sentences February 4
Raymond Riles has been on death row longer than anyone in America. He’s one of many who have languished there for decades with severe mental illnesses.
Case in Point June 6, 2019
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
Feature November 27, 2018
Our prisons are our mental wards. One fatal case in New York shows where that can lead.
Feature November 21, 2018
The Bureau of Prisons set higher standards for psychiatric care. But instead of helping more inmates, the agency dropped thousands from its caseload, data shows.
News July 12, 2017
A new report contradicts a claim from the Bureau of Prisons.
News June 22, 2017
A new study shows a striking disparity between incarcerated men and women.
News June 12, 2017
A new lawsuit alleges poor care for mentally ill inmates at one of the highest security prisons in the country.
Life Inside April 27, 2017
A social worker struggles to keep the mentally ill poor out of jail.
Case in Point January 23, 2017
The last six days of Elliott Earl Williams.